Effect of Body Mass Index on severity and prevalence of varicocele

Hassanzadeh, K. and Yavari-kia, P. and Soleymanpour, H. and Ebrahimpour-tolouei, N. and Alikhah, H. (2011) Effect of Body Mass Index on severity and prevalence of varicocele. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 14 (18). pp. 869-875.

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Varicocele is classified as grade I-III regarding its severity. This study was aimed to determine the correlation between height and weight with varicocele grade in 18-30 years age group. We enrolled 400 persons aged 18-30 years referred to the specialist's clinics of Tabriz Medical Sciences University or Medical Commission Since Sep. 2004 to Mar. 2005. First we divided the volunteers in two groups including Varicocele Group and Non-varicocele Group, then varicocele patients were classified to three grades considering the severity of the disease: severe (Grade III), moderate (Grade II) and mild (Grade I). Finally, the correlation between height, weight and Body Mass Index (BMI) was evaluated. There was a significant relation between height and grades of left-side varicocele; in other words the severity of disease was increased with height (p = 0.004). Also, height increased the prevalence of varicocele (p = 0.011). On the other hand, low weight and BMI increased the prevalence of varicocele (p = 0.000, p = 0.004) but did not affect the severity of disease (p = 0.364, p = 0.172). In conclusion, the height of patients directly affected the prevalence and severity of left-side varicocele which probably is related to length of left internal spermatic veins in these patients and increased hydrostatic pressure in taller patients. Also, the weight and BMI is effective on the prevalence of varicocele. It seems that slim and tall persons will benefit from evaluation while puberty. © 2011 Asian Network for Scientific Information.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :6 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Alikhah, H.; Journal of Medicine, Tabriz Unlversity of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anthropometricparameters Hypehernia Infehlity Pampiniform plexus Spermatic vein adult article body composition body mass body weight case control study cross-sectional study hospitalization human Iran male pathophysiology prevalence testis varicocele Body Mass Index Case-Control Studies Cross-Sectional Studies Humans Severity of Illness Index Young Adult
Subjects: WJ Urogenital System
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib7 lib7
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2020 10:27
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2020 10:27
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/17005

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